➢ A Certified Scrum Master (CSM) having 7.5+ years of experience in IT with emphasis on Analysis, Development and Testing.
➢ Served as a Scrum Master with experience in project and task management, responsible for ensuring successful task completion within the scheduled time frame consistent with the established scope of work to include technical and process solution and experience leading and facilitating multiple Scrum Teams simultaneously.
➢ Expert in facilitating agile ceremonies including backlog grooming, iteration planning, daily stand-ups, retrospectives, release planning, etc.
➢ Assist Product Owner to prioritize Product Backlog Items (PBI) & facilitate meeting between Scrum teams.
➢ Support product owner by addressing issues, and as well protecting the team from external influence.
➢ Facilitated dependencies between other Scrum teams (Scrum of Scrums), third parties, and other non-Agile waterfall teams.
➢ Excelled in guiding the work of technical teams. Articulated project goals and scope translated business needs into technical terms.
➢ Brilliant problem-solving skills and proficient in managing diverse teams.
➢ Passionate about Agile software development methodology and helping teams and organizations move from Waterfall to Scrum as well as scaled agile software development best practices.
➢ Successfully implemented Lean/Agile mindset on specific programs that were ready for transformation.
➢ Mentored and built new Scrum teams for the effective use of Agile in product development and sustaining activities.
➢ Extensive knowledge in implementing and leading Scrum, Kanban, and XP (Extreme Programming) agile teams.
➢ Experienced in providing guidance/oversight for release planning, including collaboration and communication with the operation's team to keep current on deployment readiness.
➢ Profound knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), having thorough understanding of various phases such as Requirements gathering, Analysis/Design, Development and Testing.
➢ Experienced as a manual and functional tester.
➢ Experienced in Cross browser testing to support Firefox, Safari, Opera and Chrome.
➢ Excellent problem-solving skills, coordination, documentation, and project planning.
➢ Experienced with training and mentoring team members with product knowledge and business processes.
➢ Expert in JIRA for Testing, Project Management, and Defect Tracking.
➢ Good communication and inter-personal skills, accustomed to work in a team environment with tight schedules and capable of working efficiently under pressure, manage multiple project and cross train sub-ordinates in other Functional areas.
➢ Self-motivated, energetic and highly ethical in all work-related assignments thus able to immediately contribute to corporate goals and objects.
➢ Good analytical and communication skills and ability to work independently with minimal supervision and also perform as part of a team.
➢ Highly motivated team player with analytical, organizational and technical skills.
➢ Unique ability to adapt quickly to challenges and changing environment.
✓ Scrum processes
✓ Software system testing
✓ Operating systems
➢ Followed Agile and Scrum Methodology and to produce high quality software.
➢ Involved in assisting the Project Manager in planning, scheduling, and controlling projects based on schedules and requirements outlined by the business.
➢ Organized and facilitated sprint planning, stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, release planning, software demos and other Scrum-related meetings.
➢ Coordinated and participated in weekly estimation meetings to provide high-level estimates (story points for backlog items).
➢ Worked with managers to identify cross-team dependencies and manage inter-team tasks.
➢ Collaborate with Product Owners for iteration grooming and planning to ensure the teams adhere to Scrum schedules using backlogs to bridge communication gaps during the development of technical solutions.
➢ Determined the teams' capacity (velocity).
➢ Teamed up with product owners to prioritize user stories.
➢ Assisted the team in successfully completing task on-time while resolving any impediments encountered by them.
➢ Resolved any impediments for the scrum team.
➢ Monitored the progress of projects and released the information to stakeholders.
➢ Used the burndown/burnup chart to monitor the teams work.
➢ Active participation in discovery sessions, interviews, prototyping, document-reviews, plan setup, plan configuration with clients.
➢ Established a more trusted and collaborative team environment where my team can bring up problems without the fear of being blamed or judged.
➢ Active participating in establishing and provide Vision of the term and gain consensus base on acceptance criteria.
➢ Actively Participated in the scrum of scrum meetings with program manager.
➢ Provided team guidance in adapting scrum practices.
➢ Helped transition the team from waterfall to agile.
➢ Ensured that the team followed scrum practices.
➢ Implemented techniques to keep the scrum ceremonies fun.
➢ Train team to understand the fundamentals of agile.
➢ Encouraged team to resolve impediments.
➢ Assisted the team to becoming a mature and self-organized team.
➢ Worked with cross-functional teams in an Agile- Scrum environment.
➢ Conduct standup on daily basis and help team to overcome impediments as a top priority and ensure relevant team members meet to overcome impediments before doing regular work.
➢ Engaged in agile program management and created product concepts based on the organization's strategy.
➢ Audit sprint metrics and convey all the data to Product Management teams.
➢ Rendered hands-on supervision and mentorship to a team which was entirely new to Agile Scrum methodology.
➢ Successfully met the goal of managing a project outside the area of technical expertise.
➢ Scheduled releases and kept track of development status, inspected and adapted with the team to constantly improve performance and responsiveness.
➢ Introduced Hand-shake meeting to facilitate effective transition of work between on-shore and off-shore team members.
➢ Facilitated daily standup meetings and multiple meetings for the development teams.
➢ Facilitated product backlog refinement meetings for the product owner to refine and prioritize the stories.
➢ Conducted Sprint planning A and Sprint Planning B meetings for better understanding of the user acceptance criteria and proper planning of the sprint.
➢ Organized Sprint review meetings for appreciation of the developed product by product owners and other stakeholders.
➢ Helped the product owners to come up with set of stories for better understanding for estimation and development.
➢ Ensure (help) the Product Owner refines and prioritizes the backlog and ensure the product owner prepares a sprint goal.
➢ Met goal of addressing and resolving issues within 24 hours and managed the lifecycle of code development, from ideation to sprints to deployment.
➢ Facilitated and participated in almost every Scope lock meeting to finalize the Requirements and deliverables of each sprint.
➢ Communicated with other cross functional teams like Security, Networking and legal & compliance teams.
➢ Assisted in defect tracking and coordinated with developers to quickly resolve the defects associated with them.
➢ Provided support to offshore and onsite testing team in defect triaging, analyzing and help identifying the bugs.
➢ Ensured Scrum Framework is followed including the required meetings and artifacts, worked closely with the Product Owner to ensure product backlog and release plans are clear.
➢ Create defect tracking using JIRA and reviewed them in subsequent iterations of the application development process.
➢ Collaborate with product owner, development team and other essential roles to identify risks and resolve ambiguities.
➢ Facilitate the daily stand up, backlog grooming, sprint planning, sprint review, sprint retrospective and other meeting as required by the team.
➢ Support Product Owner to maintain and prioritize Product Backlog to deliver business values to stakeholder.
➢ Collaborate with stakeholders and development team in JAD session to design the development of application.
➢ Conducted Gap analysis to estimate effort required in modification of existing architecture and development of new business needs.
➢ Assisted project manager in management of Iteration plans, Product backlogs, User stories, Action item list.
➢ Developed data maps for retrieval of information from existing systems.
➢ Applied a standard change control process in tracking defects originating from post-requirement phases.
➢ Wrote Queries to verify the system functionality and provided the users with the needed data and information during operational phase.
➢ Help team track and resolve impediments by finding the right personnel to resolve them, escalate when necessary and protect team from external interference's.
➢ Participate in Scrum of Scrum to ensure cross-team collaboration, coordination of release plans, report overall project status, and upcoming risks/dependencies.
➢ Motivate the team to work towards continuous improvement and deliver shippable product that deliver business value in every sprint.
➢ Improve transparency by publishing agile metrics with velocity chart, sprint burndown, scrum board, and release burndown charts.
➢ Drive significant organization change across agile team to support agile development.
➢ Promote cross function within the team to ensure task completion and delivery of sprint commitment.
➢ Coordinate with other Agile teams to resolve cross-team issues and dependencies.
➢ Communicate status, risks, barriers to relevant stakeholders and leadership.
➢ Encourage team to self-organize and cross function to boost productivity.
➢ Coach on continuous improvement mindset, recommend adjustments to established delivery practices and advocate transparency and trust.
➢ Reported, Tracked and Managed Bug Reports in JIRA.
➢ Performed different types of testing such as Functional, Regression, Integration and System testing.
➢ Prepared Traceability Matrix for Test Coverage and review.
➢ Generated the detail reports of the Bugs, Pass-Fail report, Comparison Charts in JIRA.
➢ Worked with development teams back and forth until all the testing issues are resolved.
➢ Involved in the Quality Assurance Analysis and Testing of Information System followed by Agile and Waterfall.
➢ Created Test Plans, Test Cases and Test Strategies based on Business Requirements Documents, Business Rules and Design documents.
➢ Conducted Test cases/Test Plans, review meeting with project management team for approvals.
➢ Executed manual test cases, tracked and logged the defects using Quality Center.
➢ Prepared test data for positive and negative test scenarios for functional testing as documented in the test plan.
➢ Performed Smoke and Functional testing on every build of the application.
➢ Performed Input validations, User interface validations, browser compatibility and navigation testing.
➢ Performed Back end testing to verify the data integrity by passing SQL Queries.
➢ Performed Defect reporting, Analyzing and Tracking using JIRA.
➢ Communicated with the development team and created periodical status reports (Bars, Charts and Graphs) using HP QC.
➢ Attended the daily Bug review meetings, weekly status meetings, walk-through meetings and interacted with Business Analysts and Developers to resolve Defects.
➢ Participated and initiated team meetings on a regular basis and involved in active discussion to improve the testing quality through piloting new processes.
• Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
• ITIL Certified
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